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Windows says avast is not up to date
« on: November 30, 2004, 09:59:34 PM »
I just installed avast home and uninstalled Norton.  When I restarted my pc, i got the network shield in the taskbar with a warning that says avast is not up to date.  I registered avast and restarted again, and I'm still getting the warning.  Also, on the Windows security screen, there is a note under the warning that says "Windows does not detect all antivirus programs."  Can anyone give me advice on these issues?   By the way, I'm somewhat of a newbie in the pc intelligence arena.

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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 10:03:40 PM »
What exact version of Avast do you have?
Is your system date/time correct?

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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004, 10:12:23 PM »
OK, while looking for the version, I apparently fixed the problem.  On the avast screen, where it says "current version of virus database", I clicked on the number next to it, and it apparently updated the database, and now the windows security warning is gone.  I thought that I had it set to auto update, and maybe I did and I'm missing something.  Now I've exposed my ignorance.   ::)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2004, 10:12:52 PM by Swindmill »

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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 01:03:42 AM »
Swindmill, don't worry... we're here to help and to be helped.
Feel free to ask and if you can - you're not ignorant  :P - try to help the others.
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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004, 01:09:13 AM »
Thanks.  This is the first computer of my own, and I'm just learning how important security is.  I actually got this (laptop) for school, and it locked up 8 times on me during a 3 hour exam, which I was typing.  It really caused me some huge problems and serious anguish, so I'm trying to figure out what's wrong and stay on top of it.  

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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004, 01:24:42 AM »
so I'm trying to figure out what's wrong and stay on top of it.  

You found the right place  8)
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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004, 03:11:45 AM »
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On the avast screen, where it says "current version of virus database", I clicked on the number next to it, and it apparently updated the database,

Is anyone besides me wondering on what number he clicked to get it to update?

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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2004, 09:27:15 AM »
The VPS version number in the Simple UI (first line).
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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2004, 04:46:39 PM »
VLK,

Thank you.  Never realized it did that.
I've had my Avast's set to auto download since installed.

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Re:Windows says avast is not up to date
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2004, 06:33:51 PM »
The VPS version number in the Simple UI (first line).

I asked a lot of times and nobody answered me  :P
Is it possible to set avast to alert the Security Center of old definitions like in AntiVir?
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